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PROPERTY

Definition 1:  "Property" means any money, personal property, real property, thing in action, evidence of debt or contract, or article of value of any kind. Commodities of a public utility nature such as gas, electricity, steam and water constitute property, but the supplying of such a commodity to premises from an outside source by means of wires, pipes, conduits or other equipment shall be deemed a rendition of a service rather than a sale or delivery of property. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-118 (a) (1) (applies to Part IX:  Larceny, Robbery and Related Offenses, §§ 53a-119 -- 53a-136a).

Definition 2:  "Property" means anything of value, including data. 

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-250 (11) (applies to Part XXII:  Computer-Related Offenses, §§ 53a-251 -- 53a-261).

Definition 3:  (2)  "Property" means: (A) Real property; (B) computers and computer networks; (C) financial instruments, computer data, computer programs, computer software and all other personal property regardless of whether they are: (i) Tangible or intangible; (ii) in a format readable by humans or by a computer; (iii) in transit between computers or within a computer network or between any devices which comprise a computer; or (iv) located on any paper or in any device on which it is stored by a computer or by a human; and (D) computer services.

Source:  General Statutes § 53-451 (12) (applies to Internet Crimes).    

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